Secondary Education

The Adult Basic Education department is committed to providing basic skills instruction and support services that prepare adult students to transition into college and employment. 

ABE Certificates of Competency

Noncredit Certificates of Competency represent sequences of courses in Basic Skills, Career Development, English as a Second Language or Secondary Education, which allow the student to develop individual competencies based on their personal educational goals and objectives. Each certificate is unique, but all provide the student an opportunity to gain skills necessary to advance in their careers, transition into a new career or prepare for future advanced academic studies and training.

Students are encouraged to gain more information by calling the College telephone number listed in each of the four specific Certificates of Competency that follow.

The Adult Basic Education department is committed to providing basic skills instruction and support services that prepare adult students to transition into college and employment. These services are offered at no cost:

  • Basic Skills Instruction (Reading, Writing, and Mathematics)
  • Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Preparation
  • Support Services to EDD and WIOA I students
  • Academic and Career Counseling/Advising
  • Computer Literacy and Keyboarding Classes
  • Typing Test Certification

As part of the enrollment process, students must attend an orientation and complete assessments before starting classes. Orientation sessions are offered weekly in both the day and evening, and registration can be done at any time during the semester. Counselors and educational advisors are available to provide students with the following services:

  • Identifying career and academic goals
  • Enrolling into college
  • Financial aid information
  • Educational and career planning
  • Career development courses and services to prepare students for employment

For more information on Adult Basic Education programs and services, contact (909 )274-4845.

Career Information and Guidance
Adult Basic Education
Adult Basic Education - Leadership Development
Guidance and Orientation to Special Programs
Career Development
Re-Entry Work Skills Needed for Today's Workforce
ASVAB Preparation (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)
Short-Term Review
Math Skills Review
Personal Computer Applications
Learning Support Lab
Reading Acceleration
Improving Reading Comprehension
Improving Writing Skills
Foundations for Academic Success
Developmental Mathematics Concepts and Applications
Basic Writing Skills Development

Basic Career Readiness Certificate

This certificate provides courses that will improve the entry level basic skills needed for employment. Career Development includes personal career assessment, basic interview skills, and job search techniques that students can apply to current and future employment. Students will increase basic skills in reading comprehension, writing, math and basic computer literacy. Students are required to take Career Development and may take either Personal Computer Applications or Adult Basic Education or both. For more information, contact the Adult Basic Education Department at (909) 274-4845.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of Personal Computer Applications and Career Development courses, students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in software applications and work readiness skills.

Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Required Courses

Adult Basic Education
Career Development
Personal Computer Applications

Basic Skills Certificate 
The Basic Skills Certificate of Competency provides courses that will improve basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills. Improved literacy will benefit students in obtaining employment, advancing in their careers, or preparing for future advanced academic studies. Students will progress through different levels within this sequence based on individual need. Some students who improve skill levels in reading and mathematics and wish to take the military entrance exam (ASVAB) can take the ASVAB Prep course as an elective. Other elective courses provide students with the necessary admissions, assessment, educational planning, and enrollment into credit.

Required Courses

Adult Basic Education
Short-Term Review
Recommended Electives 
Career Information and Guidance
Guidance and Orientation to Special Programs
ASVAB Preparation (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)

GED/HSE Preparation

Improve the academic skills needed for passing the General Education Development (GED) exam. Math, reading, writing, science and social studies. Progress in a sequence based on individual need.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be prepared to pass the High School Equivalency exams and successfully transition to credit or employment.

 Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Required Courses
GED Prep: Mathematics
GED Prep: Science
GED Preparation: Social Studies
GED Preparation: Language Arts, Writing

The Secondary Education Certificate provides all courses needed to satisfy requirements for a high school diploma, which will increase future employment and higher education opportunities. High school credits may be granted for previous equivalent courses taken at accredited institutions.  A minimum of 20 residency credits must be completed at Mt. San Antonio College. Students will complete a total of 160 high school credits in the following disciplines.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will pass final exams (cumulative) in high school courses.
  • There will be an increase in the number of diplomas earned by Adult High School Diploma students.

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Required Courses

For more detailed information regarding course and graduation requirements, please call (909) 274-4937.

High School Algebra 1
High School Algebra 2
High School Art and Creative Expression
HIgh School Art 2
High School Biology
High School Chemistry
High Schools Civics
High School Earth Science
High School Economics
High School English 1
High School English 2
High School English 3
High School English 4
High School Geography
High School Geometry
High School Health
HS Integrated Math 1
Integrated Math 2
HS Integrated Math 3
High School Music Appreciation
High School Physical Science
High School Pre-Algebra
High School Psychology
High School Sociology
High School Spanish 1
HS Spanish for Native Speakers 1
High School Spanish 2
High School Spanish for Native Speakers 2
High School U.S. History
High School World History
High School Expository Writing
Literature/Writing 1
Literature and Writing Fundamentals 2
Recommended Electives
High School Computer Technology
High School Typing Keyboarding
High School Planning and Guidance
High School Reading
High School Study Skills
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